Now that you’ve made the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery, you will want to make certain your results last as long as possible. The key to maintaining that youthful glow is taking proper care of your skin so you feel just as good about your face years from now as you do shortly after you’ve healed. Here are some practical tips for maintaining the best results:
#1 – Follow all the post-operative instructions from your physician
When you have any facial plastic procedures done at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daniel Daube provides you with detailed instructions for post-operative care. No matter how well you may be healing, do not ignore any of the instructions and follow them carefully. These directions are designed to help you heal and recover in the best way possible, and in the shortest amount of time. It is important to understand it will take time for your body to heal and for the true results to begin to appear.
Before you leave the office, make sure you completely understand what is required of you to achieve the best outcome. Since you will have been under anesthesia, the person who will be driving you home should also listen to the post-operative instructions; however, you will be given a print-out of the verbal instructions. Keep them handy until you are completely recovered. If someone else will be helping care for you after your procedure, be sure they are fully aware of what is required as well. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are not completely clear about any of the steps as outlined. Our team will be more than happy to explain each step until you are completely sure of what you need to do.
#2 – Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
Too much sun causes damage to the skin, including dryness and wrinkling, but it is especially important following facial plastic surgery to avoid sun exposure. You certainly do not want to counteract your surgical results by adding harmful sun exposure. As a matter of fact, we always counsel women to protect their skin by wearing protective hats and using SPF products throughout their lives.
#3 – Keep your follow-up appointments
Post-surgery, more than one follow-up appointment is often needed, no matter how good you may look or feel. Follow Dr. Daube’s recommendations and keep these appointments in order for him to assess how your face is healing. He will determine how you are progressing in order for you to achieve optimum results.
If you have any concerns during the healing process, contact us as soon as possible. Do not take matters into your own hands. If you think something is not quite right following your facial plastics procedure, it is important that you act immediately. You know your body better than anyone else, so pay attention to physical signs in order to avoid complications. No issue is too small to be addressed, and a simple phone call may help alleviate any worries you may have.
If you are just beginning to consider facial plastic surgery and would like to schedule a consult, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!